Nantucket Restaurants

Nantucket Restaurants

Nantucket Island Kitchen

American Bistro

Creative all day dining with indoor and outdoor seating and quick service keep both locals and travellers coming back for more. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus all feature innovative classics, healthy options and island favorites, served with signature cocktails from morning to night. Best of all, their ice cream counter is dedicated exclusively to ice cream by Nantucket’s famous Tilbury and Skiff. Stop in seven days per week. Reservations accepted. Takeout available.

Nantucket Prime


This season steakhouse features local seafood and a raw bar with lunch served on a covered patio and dinner in both the main dining room and casual indoor bar. For diners interested in more than premium cuts of meat and signature sauces, other house specialties feature vegetarian options, chicken, burgers and more. Reservations recommended.

Ships Inn

American Brasserie

American Brasserie-style cuisine served in a historical Nantucket landmark built in 1831, a whaling captain’s mansion where the colonial atmosphere is also home to a quaint bed and breakfast. A two-course dinner menu showcases fresh seafood, local ingredients and vegetarian options along with seasonal specials. Both the dining room and lounge site below street level and are open to diners seasonally. Reservations recommended.



With seasonally-changing hours ranging from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., Stubby’s caters to every meal and every kind of crowd, all day and night long. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks. Stop in for fast, affordable diner fare, including a quick breakfast, Jamaican entrees, daily soup specials, salads, subs and sandwiches.

The Kitchen at Annye’s Whole Foods

Carry-out Cuisine

Grab and go with organic prepared lunches, dinners and homemade baked goods from this friendly, local market focused on offering only the best nutrition and unprocessed foods. Specialties include made-to-order vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free foods and meals for diners with dietary restrictions. Family-style meals feature organic oven-roasted chickens and seasonal vegetables. Check their in-market menu daily for a fresh selection of soups, sandwiches, salads and hot entrees. Take-out only.

The Proprietors

Local, Seasonal

Seasonal dinner service at this award-winning restaurant presents global cuisine made with local ingredients. The dining experience here tries to capture the essence of historical Nantucket– sailors returning home from voyages around the world, with small plates, entrees, desserts, brunch, signature cocktails and an international wine list. A large and ever-evolving menu makes this island establishment a constant delight to both local and visiting foodies. Reservations recommended.

The Soda Fountain at Nantucket Pharmacy

Nostalgic American Lunch Counter/ Soda Fountain

One of Nantucket’s oldest eateries, this old fashioned lunch counter with counterside seating has been serving the island since 1929 from inside of the Nantucket Pharmacy. Their simple chalkboard menu offers both breakfast and lunch with coffee, frappes, sodas, baked goods, ice cream and 15 types of sandwiches.

The Summer House

New American

Dine by candlelight at this contemporary fine dining restaurant and event venue with a dune and ocean view, indoors and out. This traditional establishment aims to be a nod at Nantucket’s romantic summers of yore, from warm wood tables adorned with fresh cut flowers to New England style clam bake entrees. Relax with a glass of fine wine and be entertained by the venue’s piano bar before or after your meal. Reservations recommended.

Topper’s at the Wauwinet

Eclectic American

Fresh Nantucket dining in the formal dining room or on the casual deck of this restaurant inside The Wauwinet hotel. As the only restaurant on Nantucket to receive the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award, among other top dining accolades, this seasonal island treasure specializes in new American cuisine and fresh seafood for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a bay view, chef’s tasting menu, four-course lobster bake, lush gardens and oysters harvested just 300 yards away. Reservations recommended.